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Alan Watts Quotes : Alan Wilson Watts was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience.

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NameAlan Wilson Watts
Born6 January 1915 , England
Died16 November 1973 , California U.S
NationalityBritish and American
RegionEastern Philosophy

Alan Watts Quotes on relationships & love । Inspirational collection

Alan Watts Quotes on Life
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“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe. ”
― Alan W. Watts

“You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Hospitals should be arranged in such a way as to make being sick an interesting experience. One learns a great deal sometimes from being sick. ”
― Alan W. Watts

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“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.”
― Alan W. Watts

Alan Watts Quotes on Life
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“No one is more dangerously insane than one who is sane all the time: he is like a steel bridge without flexibility, and the order of his life is rigid and brittle.”
― Alan W. Watts

“One is a great deal less anxious if one feels perfectly free to be anxious, and the same may be said of guilt.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Zen is a liberation from time. For if we open our eyes and see clearly, it becomes obvious that there is no other time than this instant, and that the past and the future are abstractions without any concrete reality.”
― Alan W. Watts

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“Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.”
― Alan W. Watts

“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so. If this world is a vicious trap, so is its accuser, and the pot is calling the kettle black.”
― Alan W. Watts

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“How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.”
― Alan W. Watts

“The source of all light is in the eye.”
― Alan W. Watts

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”
― Alan W. Watts

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“Jesus was not the man he was as a result of making Jesus Christ his personal savior.”
― Alan W. Watts

“The world is filled with love-play, from animal lust to sublime compassion.”
― Alan W. Watts

“You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.”
― Alan W. Watts

“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.”
― Alan W. Watts

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“If we cling to belief in God, we cannot likewise have faith, since faith is not clinging but letting go.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”
― Alan W. Watts

“I owe my solitude to other people.”
― Alan W. Watts

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.”
― Alan W. Watts

“The morning glory which blooms for an hour differs not at heart from the giant pine, which lives for a thousand years.”
― Alan W. Watts

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“But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.”
― Alan W. Watts

Alan Watts Love Quotes
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“The morning glory which blooms for an hour differs not at heart from the giant pine, which lives for a thousand years.”
― Alan W. Watts

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
― Alan W. Watts

“In reality there are no separate events. Life moves along like water, it’s all connected to the source of the river is connected to the mouth and the ocean.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Other people teach us who we are. Their attitudes to us are the mirror in which we learn to see ourselves, but the mirror is distorted. We are, perhaps, rather dimly aware of the immense power of our social enviornment.”
― Alan W. Watts

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“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”
― Alan W. Watts

“When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.”
― Alan W. Watts

“So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.”
― Alan W. Watts

“The menu is not the meal.”
― Alan W. Watts

“There is nothing at all that can be talked about adequately, and the whole art of poetry is to say what can’t be said.”
― Alan W. Watts

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“You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.”
― Alan W. Watts

“What we have to discover is that there is no safety, that seeking is painful, and that when we imagine that we have found it, we don’t like it.”
― Alan W. Watts,

“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Really, the fundamental, ultimate mystery — the only thing you need to know to understand the deepest metaphysical secrets — is this: that for every outside there is an inside and for every inside there is an outside, and although they are different, they go together.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.”
― Alan W. Watts

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“…[W]ords can be communicative only between those who share similar experiences.”
― Alan W. Watts

“The more a thing tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless.”
― Alan W. Watts

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“If, then, my awareness of the past and future makes me less aware of the present, I must begin to wonder whether I am actually living in the real world.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Try to imagine what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up… now try to imagine what it was like to wake up having never gone to sleep.”
― Alan W. Watts

“But my dear man, reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.”
― Alan W. Watts

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“Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.”
― Alan W. Watts

“I am what happens between the maternity ward and the Crematorium”
― Alan W. Watts

“Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.”
― Alan W. Watts

“If you cannot trust yourself, you cannot even trust your mistrust of yourself – so that without this underlying trust in the whole system of nature you are simply paralyzed”
― Alan W. Watts

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“A scholar tries to learn something everyday; a student of Buddhism tries to unlearn something daily.”
― Alan W. Watts

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“Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Life is like music for its own sake. We are living in an eternal now, and when we listen to music we are not listening to the past, we are not listening to the future, we are listening to an expanded present.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.”
― Alan W. Watts

“When we attempt to exercise power or control over someone else, we cannot avoid giving that person the very same power or control over us.”
― Alan W. Watts

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“I find that the sensation of myself as an ego inside a bag of skin is really a hallucination.”
― Alan W. Watts

“We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean “waves,” the universe “peoples.” Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge
of oneself.”
― Alan W. Watts

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